May 2012 archive

Obituary: Digby Wolfe

Digby Wolfe, one of Australia’s first national variety stars, has died in the US after a short battle with cancer. Born in 1929, Wolfe was a star of British film and television, working with comic talents such as Hattie Jacques and Ronnie Corbett, before coming to Australia in 1959.  He became popular as the host …

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Obituary: Edith Bliss

Edith Bliss, a former Australian pop singer and television presenter, has died at the age of 53 after a long illness. Brisbane-born Bliss hit the Australian charts in the late 1970s with the single If It’s Love You Want followed by two more singles and an album, Total Bliss, in 1980. She then went on …

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1992: April 26-May 2

Sale stars in sitcomSale Of The Century’s Glenn Ridge and Jo Bailey are soon to be seen as guest stars in the Nine Network sitcom All Together Now. In the episode to screen this week, Anna (Jane Hall, pictured with Bailey) wins a spot on the popular quiz show. But Bailey is playing down her …

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WIN goes for Gold

Today – 1 May – sees regional broadcaster WIN launch its own digital datacast channel, following from the recent launches of TV4ME (via the Seven and Prime7 networks) and Extra (broadcasting via Nine in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and NBN in Northern NSW). WIN Gold promises much the same sort of limited-appeal content as its …

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